Energy and Efficiency
- A programmable thermostat can regulate your home’s temperature when you are at home.
- Unplug electronics when not in use to avoid “phantom” electricity usage.
- When replacing lightbulbs, choose energy efficient LED or smart bulbs with the EnergyStar label. Use timer lights to turn off lights when not needed. Learn more lighting tips here.
- Wash your clothes in cold weather to save energy. Modern washing machines and detergent are just as effective in cold water.
- The Minnesota Commerce Department has an in-depth guide on how to assess your home’s energy usage. Learn more from Energy Star to save energy at home.
- Schedule an in-home visit to determine what works best for your home’s energy efficiency.
- You may qualify for a rebate from CenterPoint Energy or Xcel Energy for upgrading your home’s appliances.
- Read more on energy-saving tips from Xcel Energy.
Recycling and Waste
- Recycling conserves resources and saves money. Learn more about what your can recycle in your cart curbside here.
- Household hazardous waste should be disposed of properly. The Scott County HHW Center is open to Jordan residents.
- Learn more on how to know where to throw through the Scott County’s Waste Navigator.
- It is illegal to dispose of certain electronics (such as televisions and computers) in the landfill in Minnesota. Recycle your unwanted electronics at the Scott County HHW Center or other local recycling locations.
- Participate in household organics composting and reduce what you send to the landfill. Learn more about the Household Organics and Yard Waste Drop-Off Site.
Interested in going Solar? Learn more about installing solar for your home.
- Use low-flow water fixtures to reduce your household’s water consumption.
- Lawns need only 1-1.5″ of water each week and in general, it’s best to water deeply and less frequently. According to City Code, watering lawns is prohibited from 10am-6pm following odd/even days.
- Learn more about water conservation.
- Do not dump anything in street drains and keep them clear from debris such as leaves, grass or trash.
- Scoop the poop. Pick up after your dog to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria to surface waters.
- Limit the amount of salt used in the winter and sweep up any extra salt. Rock salt can only melt ice if the pavement is above 15 degrees.